Tokyo Olympics: Boxing draw – 4 Indian boxers together with Amit Panghal, Lovlina get a first-round bye

Prime seed and world no.1 Amit Panghal (52kg) was amongst 4 Indian boxers who bought byes into the Olympic Video games pre-quarterfinals because the nation’s pugilists equipped for a tricky marketing campaign going by the attracts unveiled on Thursday.

An unprecedented 9 Indian boxers can be vying for medals on the showpiece, the place none may safe a podium end within the 2016 version. Panghal will step into the ring on July 31 within the last-16-stage in opposition to the winner of the competition between Botswana’s Mahommed Rajab Otukile and Colombia’s Herney Rivas Martinez.

Within the ladies’s competitors, six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) will sq. off in opposition to Dominica’s Miguelina Hernandez on July 25 and up subsequent for her can be Colombian third seed Lorena Victoria Valencia as she pursues a second Olympic medal.

Additionally getting a bye was former Asian Video games bronze-medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg), who’s the primary tremendous heavyweight from India to make the Olympic minimize. He’ll face Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown within the pre-quarters and if he wins, the Armyman will run into prime seed Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan.

Jalolov is the reigning world champion apart from being a three-time Asian champion. Debutant Ashish Chaudhary (75kg) shall be up in opposition to China’s Erbieke Touheta in his Video games opener.

Commonwealth Video games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg), additionally making his Video games debut, has Britain’s European silver-medallist Luke McCormack to take care of within the opener. If he wins, third seed Cuban Andy Cruz awaits him within the last-16 stage. Cruz is the reigning world and Pan American champion.

One other fancied Indian Vikas Krishan (69kg) will tackle Japan’s Mensah Okazawa within the spherical of 32 and if he crosses this hurdle, he shall be preventing Cuba’s third-seeded Roniel Iglesias. Iglesias is the 2012 Olympic gold-medallist and likewise a former world champion.

Within the ladies’s draw, Pooja Rani (75kg) will tackle Algeria’s Ichrak Chaib, in her opening bout and shall be up in opposition to China’s second seed Li Qian if she progresses. Qian is the reigning Asian champion and the 2018 version world champion.

Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) bought a bye and can face Germany’s Nadine Apetz in her opening conflict.

Simranjit Kaur (60kg) additionally bought a bye and has Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee awaiting her within the pre-quarters. The trio of Simranjit, Lovlina and Pooja are making their Olympic debut amongst ladies. The US has gained a document 50 Olympic gold medals in boxing and a document 114 medals in complete (males’s and girls’s occasions).

Cuba has gained 37 Olympic gold medals in boxing, 26 greater than in another sport.

Kazakhstan gained at the very least one boxing gold medal in every of the previous six Olympic Video games.

On the Rio Olympic Video games in 2016, Uzbekistan took house seven medals in boxing, greater than another nation, three of them being gold, to complete joint highest alongside Cuba.

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